Iran n-talks resume to forward framework deal

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel March 27, 2015 11:39

Iran n-talks resume to forward framework deal


27iran_n_talksGeneva, March 27  A new round of Iranian nuclear talks resumed on Thursday in Swiss city as top US and Iran diplomats came back to the negotiating table, hopefully for the home stretch.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry started talks on Thursday morning, Xinhua reported citing Iran’s state news agency IRNA.

The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, US Under Secretary Wendy Sherman, as well as EU deputy foreign policy chief Helga Schmid joined the negotiation.

Due to the Iranian New Year on March 21, and other factors, P5+ 1 countries (the US, China, Russia, France, Britain, plus Germany) and Iran suspended the weeklong negotiations last Friday, without having reached a framework agreement.

However, a senior official from the US Department of State briefed journalists on Wednesday that more progress had been made in the last round than previous rounds.

“We are focused on getting a political framework that addresses all of the major elements of a comprehensive deal done by the end of March,” he noted on condition of anonymity.

Foreign ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia are expected to join the talks later the week, a sign that a possible framework agreement might be within reach.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel March 27, 2015 11:39